We made the final lit fiber connection yesterday from our building in San Leandro to a data center in Oakland using leased fibers. This completes the Phase I of the Lit San Leandro fiber project. It provides OSIsoft:
- connectivity to the Internet at unheard of speeds for a private company (10 Gbps now with 100 Gbps possible in a few months),
- allows us to relocate systems to our cage at the data center but allow them to operate on the same network as the systems in our building lowering our load and protecting us against power outages (we currently have only 20 min of batteries) but the data center has back up generators,
- ability to connect to any buildings on the loop for satellite offices that share the same network.
These are all important to OSIsoft as they are heavy users of teleconferencing, IP based Phones and other digital tools.
The next step is to start contacting other current and potential businesses from San Leandro to ascertain what connections they require and what, if any, new laterals and splice points are needed as we begin to pull the rest of the 12 mi loop of fiber.